We are launching a new offering through the PRMI Dunamis Institute, equipping those called to missionary service entitled Spiritual Dynamics for Global Mission. The event will be held June 9 – 16, 2014 at the Community of the Cross. This is truly strategic for advancing the Kingdom of God and as we are preparing for this event we really need prayer and discernment.
Below is a letter that we are sending out to raise up intercessors for this work. Please pray not so much for the event but for the mobilization of prayer for this new equipping that we are offering. And of course, if any of you are called to pray for the event, that would be wonderful too! Thanks, Brad Long
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We all know that the Apostle Paul made a habit in his letters to the churches to ask for prayer. He and they knew that prayer under-girded his pioneer apostolic ministry to advance the Kingdom of God by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the then-known world.
We covet your intercessions for a pioneer work we believe is strategic to advance the Kingdom of God. Akin to St. Paul in his mission work, ever dependent on the prayers of the churches, we would never dream of setting out without your strong support!
Many of you may know that the Montreat/Swannanoa Valley of western North Carolina was the site for more than 100 years of strategic equipping and sending of missionaries. Mission conferences were discontinued there in the early 1990s. The Holy Spirit, it would appear, plans to resume training missionaries in the valley this summer!
The equipping event, Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission, is designed to train disciples of Jesus in Seven Spiritual Dynamics crucial to effective missionary service, independent of specific culture and mission field.
While taking place at the Community of the Cross, A Place of Encounter with Jesus Christ, and sponsored by Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International, this event is drawing on the people and organizational and spiritual resources of the entire valley. We also are in partnership with international mission agencies. Our partners include:
- Christ Community Church, Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Montreat
- I Sight Church, Evangelical Presbyterian C congregation in Asheville
- Evangelical Presbyterian Church World Outreach
- Life Abundant International
- Equip International
The purpose of this equipping event is to provide a place for the nurture and equipping of the following missionaries:
- Families called and sent by EPC World Outreach, Engage 2025, to bear witness to Jesus Christ among unreached people groups in Muslim majority nations;
- Those called to join PRMI short term mission teams to Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Indonesia to offer Dunamis equipping and nurture in step with the Holy Spirit;
- Work teams sent by Life Abundant International to work with local Christians in transforming the lives of some of the poorest people in Africa and in the Caribbean;
- Equip International provides training in practical basic skills addressing the most basic physical needs of many mission fields: water, food, shelter, sanitation and medical assistance.
Each of these sending ministries works in difference places and uses different gifts to help advance the Kingdom of God. All declare Jesus as the way, the truth and the life, the only way to the Father. All love the Bible as the Word of God and recognize their complete dependence on the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish their callings.
Please see the conference brochure for details: PRMIMissionConfEPCBrochure.Feb2014
This is strategic for the Kingdom of God and the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus, we know that we cannot succeed unless we are well covered in prayer.
Will you agree to join the intercessory team in one capacity or another?
Intercessory Prayer Commitments
- Begin to intercede today that the Lord would bless all preparations leading up to the event.
- Pray during the event June 9-16, 2014.
- Adopt specific missionaries and their mission field after the event to join their prayer support.
Mary Ellen Conners, PRMI’s Director of Prayer, is coordinating prayer for Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission. If you let her know your interest as an intercessor, she will keep you updated according to your commitment. Prayer meetings at the COC and online corporate prayer session will be scheduled leading up to June 9th.
Please consult with the Holy Spirit concerning your ministry of intercession for Spiritual Dynamics of Global Mission. Thank you.
Dr. Brad Long, Executive Director of PRMI.
Please email the following information to Mary Ellen Conners, firstname.lastname@example.org , or call her at 828-669-0026. You can also mail the information to PRMI, P.O. Box 429, Black Mountain, NC 28711 [Note: This contact information will be kept confidential by PRMI, and will be used only with respect to this event.]
E mail _________________________________________________________________________
Phone number _________________________________________________________________
My prayer commitment (please select one or more)
__ Prayer leading up to the event
__ Prayer during the event, June 9-16th
__ Adopting a missionary as my ongoing prayer commitment
My special prayer burden
__ Engage 2025
__ PRMI Mission Teams
__ Life in Abundance International Mission Teams
__ Equip International Mission Co workers
__ Share here the name(s) of one(s) who may attend the event for whom you intend to pray specifically.
__ Other. Explain: ______________________________________________________________________
If you would like ongoing contact with any of these mission groups, please check below.
PRMI ___ EPC World Outreach___
Life Abundant International___ Equip International ___